Be sure that God directs your way;
then, hasten to follow under every circumstance.
Mary Baker Eddy
(Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 117)
“My inspiration came from a note that was passed around my class that was making fun of an African American student. When I compared that note to the Holocaust propaganda, my students didn’t even know what the Holocaust was. It was truly a teachable moment when we connected the dots of the realities between the Holocaust and the gang violence that my students personally knew. If we don’t teach history, we are bound to repeat it and I wanted to teach my students to know about the history that they were unknowingly repeating.
“I hope that in standing in front of you when you see me you see my kids. When you hear me you hear their cries. A beautiful holocaust survivor challenged my students when she said evil prevails when good people do nothing. I stand before you challenging each and everyone of you who is a good person to do something. Don’t let those cries fall on deaf ears. Don’t turn the other cheek. Do something!”
Video, quotes (above) and photos not part of original e-inspire
- Video is especially moving at 14:15 with footage of class holding hands & stopping traffic.
e-inspire, June 29th
Laura Moliter, CS
“You have a saying, ‘Four more months and then the harvest.’ But I tell you, take a good look at the fields; the crops are now ripe and ready to be harvested!”
(John 4: 35, Good News Translation)
Human observation with its sense testimony, doubts, and analysis of things, tends to be in waiting mode. We put conditions on accepting what is rightfully ours, living fully, with wholeness, well-being, and with the fruitfulness that multiplies so that we can share it with the world.
Are you pushing your joy, your health, your satisfaction into the future? Are you, perhaps, waiting on people or circumstances to line up in a perfect way before you begin reaping the good that is yours to experience? Or are you, maybe, hiding your light or your awareness of the healing Truth from others because you believe you don’t have enough understanding or ability to share? Are you too focused inward to realize the world is waiting to feast on the very crop that God has been cultivating in you?
Take a good look at your fields! They are ready now! God didn’t form an incomplete idea or ask us to wait for later or for the after-life, so-called, to enjoy and share His blessings. There’s nothing wrong with patience, but take a conscious pause to let your spiritual senses tell you what’s really going on. Am I waiting to share and express and claim goodness because I am looking to the senses and to human judgment for my information? Am I hiding my light out of fear I will fail?
Or, on the other hand, am I hearing the voice of God within me and seeing His vistas of blessings before me, proclaiming His readiness to be harvested, enjoyed, shared—not four months or four days in the future, but right here, right now!
Laura Moliter, CS